Embroidery

  • First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

    Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.

    Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroidery, crewel, silk ribbon embroidery, bead embroidery, cross-stitch and other timeless techniques will have you embellishing projects like jewellery, journal covers, pillows, fashions and more with confidence. You'll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.

    $27.99
  • Floral Motifs to Embroider

    Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring volume from Japanese master embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, she shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under her hand.

    Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colours, essential notions and tools, basic techniques and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.

    $44.99
  • Flower Play Sampler Series

    The Sampler Series is a wool appliqué, layering and embroidery series designed for the creative mind. This pattern includes instructions for assembly, finishing and suggested stitches for three appliqués to get the creative juices flowing. Includes a high quality tracing template.

    The author's Creative Stitching 2nd Edition is recommended for detailed stitchery instructions.

    $29.99
  • Flowerbed

    Flowerbed is a stunning wall quilt made up of twelve 16.5 cm (6½ inch) blocks.

    Full-size templates are provided for each block with helpful hints on construction provided. Each block is appliquéd with a combination of cotton and hand dyed wool fabrics as well as embellished with ribbons embroidery and beads.

    The quilt is finished with a floral embellished border and measures approximately 97 x 79 cm (38 x 31 inches).

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

    $39.99
  • Folk-Tails

    Africa is deeply embedded in Sue Spargo's soul and her story is told a vast canvas that is Folk-Tails.

    Along with the design, Sue incorporates her love of bright vibrant colours, hand dyed wools, creating dimension with layering of velvets and textural fabrics along with creative embroidery. The quilt desiign features:

    • 30 blocks each with detailed instructions, a full-size diagram, stitches used and colour photos
    • Finishing instructons
    • Materials list
    • Plus entertaining folk stories about the animals and myths in each block

    The finished quilt measures 110 by 95 cm (43½ by 37½ inches).

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

    $44.99
  • Folklore

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Folklore came two sources: a visit to the Folk Art Museum in New York and her experiences in growing up in southern Africa. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 19 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Piecing, border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 117 x 122 cm (46 x 48 inches).

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

    $39.99
  • Free-Form Embroidery with Judith Baker Montano

    Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She'll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads and fibres. You will learn:

    • How to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations
    • Artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective and blending shapes
    • How to translate your favourite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fibre art!

    $52.99
    $44.99
  • Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas

    Master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk have come together with fine artist Monique Day-Wilde to create a collection of luminous designs inspired by the beauty and mysticism of mandalas. Using Moniques original mandala designs as their templates, Hazel and Di have adorned the rounded outlines with creative surface embroidery using a wide range of stitches and techniques resulting in stunning combinations. From simple, monochromatic line patterns to colourful and flamboyant bead-and-thread fusions, the embroidered mandalas will inspire and delight everyone from beginners to the most experienced.

    Throughout the book the authors share plenty of ideas and tips, and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery. There is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used including old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitches, as well as the more intricate needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beadwork is also explored to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and appliqué.

    Both line and colour templates of the designs are included, with a detailed stitch diagram and list of threads and materials for every project. A selection of templates also show different embroidery treatments to illustrate how versatile the designs are.

    Fall into a captivating treasure trove of whorled stitches and silk, and discover the beautiful world designed by these renowned artists of needle and brush.

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    $42.99
  • Fresh Cut

    The book has the pattern for Sue Spargo's Fresh Cut quilt featuring wool appliqué, layering and embroidery. The finished quilt size is 125 x 125 cm.

    Includes the patterns for two bonus projects, the English Garden Needle Roll and the Fresh Cut Sewing Box!

    $47.99
  • Garden Stitch Life

    In Garden Stitch Life, embroidery artist Kazuko Aoki invites you into her enchanting world of garden-themed embroidery. You'll get a glimpse into her creative process, from sketching and selecting thread colours to stitching tips and techniques, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her atelier, garden and other inspiring locales.

    In addition to dozens of botanical motifs, you'll also find designs based on the author's favourite things in life: food, travel and design. Projects include samplers, collages, patches, bags, table linens and more! Templates for all the motifs are included.

    $32.99
  • Geometry of Hand-Sewing

    The Geometry of Hand-Sewing is an instruction manual to the embroidery and hand-sewing techniques and styles used at Alabama Chanin and the School of Making.

    Within, readers will find invaluable instruction on technique, as well as two stitching cards containing some of Alabama Chanin's most popular stitch patterns. These patterns are presented in a geometric grid system to make learning the stitches easy and straightforward.

    From laying out tools and materials to elaborating on stitches and how to create patterns with them, this book will be your go-to guide for becoming a more informed consumer, an enabled teacher and a better maker in the art of embroidery and hand-stitching.

    $34.99
  • Glorious Goldwork

    Sarah Rakestraw and Susan Hinde show you how to identify goldwork wires and threads and the techniques used to apply them, using clear text and step by step instructions. The book brings together both modern and traditional aspects of goldwork with lots of techniques and a variety of projects for the modern embroiderer.

    The book is beautifully illustrated and is full of colour and inspiration, including a gallery section to encourage you to create your own fabulous pieces.

    $49.99
  • Goldwork Embroidery

    Part historical reference, part project plan book, and fully stuffed with pattern templates, Goldwork Embroidery is an authoritative sourcebook on the history, materials, and techniques of goldwork embroidery.

    There are 15 projects for readers to complete, such as the Ornamental Fan, Portrait of a Woman, a lush Cornucopia and an arresting Byzantine Angel.

    Colour photographs show examples of medieval designs and provide visual guideposts through each new project, while a section on metal thread manufacturing delivers a rich historical perspective.

    $29.99
  • Goldwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    This book features all you need to create beautiful stitched work. Helen McCook includes the major stitches (couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid), with expert advice on padding, couching, using colour and mixing techniques.

    While covering the traditions of goldwork, she develops techniques offering innovative design, new ideas and inspiration. It features:

    • A historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required
    • The essential stitches and techniques with clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs
    • Beautiful, close-up photographs showing how the stitches can be used in a finished piece

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    $29.99
  • Goldwork: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration

    Inside there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work, providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.

    Over 23 techniques and every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams.

    Projects include:

    • Flowers
    • Bugs
    • Fritillary
    • Butterfly
    • Cornucopia
    • Needle books
    • Hanging decorations and much more

    $39.99
  • Gorgeous Wool Appliqué

    Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.

    Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!

    This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.

    $52.99
    $44.99
  • Hand Embroidered Haven

    In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.

    Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.

    Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.

    $29.99
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